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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm looking to upgrade the look of my bathroom vanity. Instead of replacing it completely I thought I'd just swap the panels. So instead of the plastic-like white, I'd like it to be a nice walnut wood. Basically simple flat panels, like the existing ones. Question is, how? (I'm not experienced...
  2. HVAC
    Good day folks. Rookie DIY-er here. Want to upgrade my mercury thermostat (a Honeywell LR1620). The wiring inside is pictured below. The label on the air handler inside the house basement is pictured below. The label on the heat pump/compressor/condenser (how many name does this thing have?!)...
  3. HVAC
    Towards the end of last summer I was given a central AC unit. I had a friend of my dad (certified HVAC technician) install the unit. He supplied everything for the install, including thermostat (honeywell programmable). I remember in the process of the install he thought he may have to put a new...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. Newbie here! Forgive me if this first post is long but I rather be thorough than to write a one liner no one will understand. I purchased a house two years ago, it's a bungalow constructed in 1976. I decided it was time to remove all the walls and ceilings in garage and basement...
  5. Electrical
    Hello, I am hoping to get some advice on the electrical in a house I just inherited. It was built in 1900 and is located in Pennsylvania. It is a row home with 100amp service and no knob and tube wiring to be found. The problems I see are that the main panel is using a few tandem breakers and...
  6. Electrical
    Hi all, I am about to upgrade my homes service panel from 100 amps to 200 amps. The current panel is very overcrowded and I need more slots for breakers to start running new lines for heavier duty electronics that weren't around back then. I know the approximate cost will be $1500-$3000. Why...
  7. HVAC
    My wife and I are thinking about buying a funky old house where we live, in southern Ontario, and trying to prioritize upgrades. There's a lot of knob and tube to replace -- top priority -- and some old iron plumbing stacks that will probably be second tier. Third tier gives us lots of...
  8. Electrical
    I just purchased a home in California which has original 55 amp all aluminum electrical(yes even the wire run to lighting and outlets). I am going to pull a permit and get my electric company to shut off the main before i start work, but want to check my plans for code worthiness. This is what I...
  9. Electrical
    I am looking to educate myself on what's involved with upgrading my home service from 200A to at least 400A (I live in the US) to run some very power hungry computer equipment. By my basic calculations, I am currently pulling 170+ amps continually (total watts are over 16,000). Some questions...
  10. Electrical
    My wife and I just bought a house with a 100 amp panel and we are going to upgrade to 200 amps as we want to have a hot tub put in. Our first estimate for this project came in at 3000 dollars. We asked the electrician to break down the costs and submitted as follows: 1) Install new 200 amp...
  11. HVAC
    Hi folks, I'm planning to upgrade my forced-air HVAC system in mid to end of summer with a full Heating and A/C system. The current system is an old oil fired Magic Chef unit with no AC on a basement tank. The current heating company (at time of purchase) came out and performed some...
  12. HVAC
    I have a 1800sqft. house that was built in the 1970's in upstat n.y.The house now has electric baseboard in all rooms.We are looking into putting new electric heaters in the hopes wee can save some $ on electric bill. Does anyon have any ideas on new heaters that will be more efficent?
  13. Electrical
    Hello, Could someone give me a quick summary of the amp capacities I need to consider when upgrading to a larger service panel? This house has a 100 amp fuse box. I know I could simply replace it with a new 100 amp circuit breaker panel but I'd really like to install a 200 amp panel -...
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